I was researching what this manufacturer recommends for cleaning their deck and ran across this:
They don’t use bleach, they use a " sodium-hypochlorite formula that works rapidly to clean stains from algae, mold and mildew. Unlike bleach, it’s safe to use around your lawn and landscaping and breaks down once rinsed into the soil."
here is what clorox says
What is bleach?
The active ingredient in household bleach is sodium hypochlorite, which is derived from salt. In fact, Clorox is headquartered in Oakland, California because we started making bleach here by running electricity through salt water from San Francisco Bay! So household bleach begins and ends as salt and water. During the laundering process, about 95 to 98 percent of household bleach quickly breaks down into oxidized salt and biodegradables, which is the primary reaction that makes it environmentally friendly.
Probably even funnier since claifornia probably bans bleach.
Before discovering this forum and real equipment i tried 30 seconds outdoor cleaner in a backpack sprayer up in ladders. Basically it’s water, sh and surfactant pre-mixed, and costs 50 times more. Litterally. I just didn’t know better. I did dozens of houses like that.
I appreciate the PWRA and helpful members.
I started washing the local Holiday Inn today, i’m glad i’m not using 30 sec in backpack sprayers anymore
I used to do handyman work and had a repeat customer that asked about cleaning their siding. I found E-Z house wash and used it. Yes, it worked decent, but at $10 / bottle and needing 3 of them to clean one side, I knew there was a better way. Wasn’t too long after I figured out that I dropped the handyman gig.
That stuff is just 5% SH and whatever surfactant. Don’t you wish you could water down your HW mix and sell it for $10 per 64 oz!